11th May2015

‘Heavenly Sword’ adaptation slices its way into UK

by Phil Wheat

Nariko, Heavenly Sword’s flame-haired, cult-worshipped heroine, finally gets to slice and dice her way into British homes on June 15th, courtesy of TriCoast UK in association with Movie Partnership and Fusion Media. This is TriCoast’s first UK release and the kick-off release for the tri-distributor partnership, which sees Fusion Media handling the DVD release and […]

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10th May2015

‘Bad Land: Road to Fury’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning, Robert Hobbs, David Butler, Aimee Mullins, Christy Pankhurst, Alex McGregor, David Clatworthy, Liah O’Prey, Carel Nel, Andy McPhee | Written by and Directed by Jake Paltrow In a post-apocalyptic eternal drought, people kill for water. Where it is scarce and desperately needed, a farmer, Earnest Holm, […]

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10th May2015

‘Nymphomaniac: Volumes I & II – The Director’s Cut’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Stacy Martin, Shia Labeouf, Christian Slater, Willem Dafoe, Uma Thurman, Mia Goth | Written and directed by Lars von Trier Some people would question why I would watch the theatrical version of Nymphomaniac, never mind the director’s cut, but I tend to like Lars Von Trier’s style.  Yes, he goes for the […]

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10th May2015

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Diedrich Bader, Troy Baker, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny, Phil Morris, Nolan North, Khary Payton, Kevin Michael Richardson, James Arnold Taylor, Tony Todd, Kari Wahlgren, April Winchell | Directed by Brandon Vietti Batman has joined the just formed Justice League in order to keep tabs on Superman, a mistrust that is complicated by Superman’s bad […]

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09th May2015

‘Northmen’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Ed Skrein, Ryan Kwanten, James Norton, Tom Hopper, Charlie Murphy, Leo Gregory, Ken Duken, Anatole Taubman, Johan Hegg, Danny Keogh, Nic Rasenti, Darrell D’Silva, Joe Vaz, Richard Lothian, Daniel Janks | Written by Bastian Zach, Matthias Bauer | Directed by Claudio Fäh Washed up on an unknown shore after being caught in a storm, […]

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09th May2015

Play Blackpool Review: ‘From Bedrooms to Billions’

by Phil Wheat

The Play “Expo” events in Blackpool and Manchester are, in some ways, an attempt to recapture and relive the community spirit of video gaming in an age where keyboard warriors and faceless online gaming rule the roost. It’s also a celebration of the history of gaming, from the early years of arcade games like Space […]

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08th May2015

‘World War Dead: Rise of the Fallen’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Philip Barantini, Kacey Barnfield, Robert Bladen, Kyle Frank, Marco Gambino, Wendy Glenn, Ovidiu Lapusneanu, Davide Manganelli, Ray Panthaki, Ben Shafik, Eva Solveig | Written and Directed by Freddie Hutton-Mills, Bart Ruspoli The Battle of the Somme marked one of the bloodiest battles in human history wounding and killing over 1,000,000 German and Allied soldiers. […]

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08th May2015

Competition: WIn ‘Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

It’s Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead as the apocalypse goes down under in the year’s darkest, most hilarious zombie splatter-fest! It’s a zombie movie with a twist, as Barry (Jay Gallagher) tools up for a mission to save his sister from a mad scientist – and battle hordes of the undead in the […]

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06th May2015

‘The Asylum’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Stephen Lang, Brett Dier, Brittany Curran, Kevin Chapman, Gage Golightly, Kelly Blatz, Jenny Shakeshaft, Meredith Prunty, Ashley Tramonte, Nick Nicotera, Jeff Gum, Adam Teper, Keith Arem, Aaron Dorsey, Karina Junker | Written by Marcus Nispel, Kirsten Elms | Directed by Marcus Nispel During a party in an abandoned asylum, teenagers perform an occult ritual […]

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04th May2015

Competition: Win a DVD and poster for horror ‘The Asylum’

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of the genre-busting evolution in teen horror The Asylum, out on DVD and Blu-ray 4th May 2015, we have a DVD and the official quad poster to giveaway courtesy of Studiocanal. From director Marcus Nispel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday The 13th remakes) and the producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious […]

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04th May2015

Competition: Win a copy of ‘World War Dead: Rise of the Fallen’ on DVD!

by Phil Wheat

The Battle of The Somme marked one of the bloodiest battles in human history wounding and killing 1,000,000 German and Allied soldiers in its wake. But…there was no winner. Now, 100 years later, a documentary team – led by filmmaker Marcus Singh (RAY PANTHAKI – 28 Days Later) and Emma Washington (WENDY GLENN – You’re […]

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03rd May2015

‘The House at the End of Time’ DVD Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Rosmel Bustamante, Adriana Calzadilla, Simona Chirinos, Gonzalo Cubero, Alexander Da Silva, Miguel Flores, Guillermo García, Amanda Key, José León, Guillermo Londoño, Héctor Mercado, Yucemar Morales, Ruddy Rodríguez, Efraín Romero | Written and Directed by Alejandro Hidalgo The House at the End of Time is a rare cultural beast – a Venezuelan chiller. Consequently, it’s […]

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29th Apr2015

Competition: Win sci-fi click ‘The Last Survivors’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of the thrilling post-apocalyptic action adventure The Last Survivors from the co-producer of The Guest and You’re Next – on DVD May 4th – we are giving away a copy! The Last Survivors draws on some classics of cinema, part Mad Max, part Spaghetti Western, the film delivers on action and […]

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28th Apr2015

‘The Duke of Burgundy’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara D’Anna, Fatma Mohamed, Monica Swinn, Eugenia Caruso, Kata Bartsch, Zita Kraszkó, Eszter Tompa | Written and Directed by Peter Strickland Love isn’t easy, we all know this.  When two people fall for each other the relationship require a bit of give and take until the two parties find a common place and that […]

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27th Apr2015

‘Cobain: Montage of Heck’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Kurt Cobain is an enigma that we’ll probably never truly understand.  Cobain: Montage of Heck doesn’t try to dictate what we should think about the man, rather it gives a look at his life, from childhood to his infamous death.  Will it give the answers that everybody is looking for? I doubt it; but for […]

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26th Apr2015

Competition: Win teen horror ‘Chastity Bites’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

Leah Ratliff, a feminist blogger and aspiring investigative journalist, is looking for a big story that will land her a college scholarship. She finds it when an abstinence educator named Liz Batho arrives at Leah s high school and forms the Virginity Action Group a.k.a. V.A.G. that promotes chastity through vagina awareness. Liz Batho turns […]

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26th Apr2015

Competition: Win ‘Harlock Space Pirate’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

Sci-fi legend Captain Harlock is back! A stunning reboot of the classic franchise, Harlock Space Pirate boasts state-of-the-art CG animation, edge-of-your-seat interstellar action and epic drama on a galactic scale. With the might of the Gaia Coalition ranged against him, the dashing Captain Harlock defiantly sails to war in his battlecruiser Arcadia – and this […]

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24th Apr2015

Competition: Win ‘Northmen’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

Northmen is an action-packed and brutal Viking Saga that brings together a top-class cast and some truly bone-crushing fight sequences. Shot against the breathtaking backdrop of South Africa’s Cape Province, the film stars True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten, Tom Hopper (Black Sails), Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones), James Norton (Rush), Charlie Murphy (Philomena) and Johan Hegg […]

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23rd Apr2015

‘Chappelle’s Show: The Series Collection’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

When YouTube was created I’m sure the plan wasn’t for people to watch bite sized amounts of comedy picking up the best skits from television shows from all over the world, but this is one way that I tend to watch the funniest comedians, and it was the first time I’ve really seen any of […]

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22nd Apr2015

‘Fifty Shades of Erotica’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

When Fifty Shades of Erotica was announced it was obvious that the release was timed to gain some exposure from the release of Fifty Shades of Grey, maybe even gain some purchases from the fans looking to branch out into the world of the naughty.  There are other audiences for the DVD though, and not just those […]

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21st Apr2015

‘Come Under My Spell / Lady Dynamite’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

COME UNDER MY SPELL (dir: Carlos Tobalina, 1979) “The film that will bring you up to a joy you’re paying for!” The film opens up in hip and swinging San Fransisco and instantly we are introduced to some heavy student action. Before the memories of university life get the better of me (yeah right!), we […]

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21st Apr2015

‘Beneath’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Brent Briscoe, Kurt Caceres, Eric Etebari, Jeff Fahey, Lauren Gores, Molly Hagan, Joey Kern, Ashway Lawver, Jason Masek, Larry Moran, Kelly Noonan, Rene Rivera, David Shackelford, Mark L. Young | Written by Patrick Doody, Chris Valenziano | Directed by Ben Ketai The Descent arguably made being stuck underground scary again, with intelligent use of […]

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